Parts of Middle Tenn. sustain storm damage - WKRN News 2

Parts of Middle Tenn. sustain storm damage

Posted: Updated: March 18, 2013 4:11 PM
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Parts of Middle Tennessee are beginning to clean up after strong thunderstorms pushed through the state Monday.

The strong storms began rumbling in the Nashville and surrounding areas early Monday morning and continued throughout the afternoon.

Multiple tornado warnings were put into effect throughout the day for parts of Tennessee, including Rutherford, Cannon and Bedford counties but expired a short time later.

Damage:
Penny-sized hail was reported in Lafayette around 3:30 a.m.

Trees were reported down in Dickson on Haliburton Road off of Cedar Creek Road. Trees were also reported along Highway 49 east and Highway 48 north.

Several areas, including Dickson, Rutherford and Bedford counties have reported downed trees and minor structural damage.

In the Vanleer Community, in Dickson County, a mobile home was destroyed on Haliburton Road. The home was said to be vacant. No injuries were reported.

In Rutherford County, the area around Plainview Road, Sledge Road and Hoover Gap Road saw significant damage. At least three homes had roof damage.

A Plainview Road property appeared to have suffered the most damage. A barn was flattened, siding was peeled and a portion of the roof was gaped open. Two people were home at the time. There were no injuries reported.

High winds also crumpled a metal roof on a barn at an adjacent property.

One-half mile down the road, another barn was ripped apart. Nearly half the roof was gone, as well as a back wall.

The National Weather Service confirmed late Monday afternoon a tornado moved through Christiana.


School Dismissals:
Due to water damage inside the school, Witthorne Middle School located at 915 Lion Parkway in Columbia dismissed students at 1 p.m. as a precaution.

School officials said the water damage was due to being in the middle of replacing gutters for the first time. Some computers and books were affected by the water.

Students at Fairview Middle School were evacuated to the nearby high school after a lightning strike hit the school.

Officials told Nashville's News 2 there was some smoke inside the building and a foul odor following the incident. School officials added there was not a fire inside the building.

Parents were notified their children would be dismissed from the high school by a recorded phone call.

Both middle and high school students were dismissed at the same time. Fairview Middle School students will return to their campus on Tuesday.

Temperatures:
Temperatures started out in the 60s Monday with a south wind gusting past 20 miles-per-hour.

Highs Monday reached the upper 60s to lower 70s.

After a cold front moves through in the afternoon, temperatures will drop to the 50s by early evening and 30s overnight as a northwest wind ushers in colder air.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for Franklin, Lincoln and Moore counties until 9 p.m.

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